Meeting Ties Up Technical Ends
The Technical Services Committee met yesterday during the Insulating
Glass Manufacturers Alliance (IGMA) 8th annual conference at the
Sundial Beach Resort in Sanibel, Fla., where it first heard a report
on its 25-Year Field Correlation Study.
Margaret Webb, IGMA executive director, reported that the last
ballot on the document received a 60-percent response, with most
of the comments being editorial in nature. According to Webb, the
only items missing from the study were photos for the report and
a final chart.
"I think we're actually ready to vote on this," said Webb.
Upon a vote, the committee moved the document through to the technical
During updates from the working groups (CLICK
HERE to read about Tuesday's meetings, including the Visual
Quality Working Group, the Glazing Guidelines Working Group, Gas
Permeability Working Group and Thermal Stress Working Group. CLICK
HERE to read about Monday's Certification and Education Committee
meeting.), a motion brought a new document to the Technical Services
Committee's realm of responsibility.
"We now have a draft document on guidelines for thermal stress,"
commented Jeff Haberer of Cardinal IG, chair of the Thermal Stress
A vote moved the document to the committee, where it will now be
balloted by that committee, bringing it a step closer to completion.
The group also revisited a proposal submitted in June on the use
of the GasGlass device in the field.
"Basically, it was to validate the use of the handheld GasGlass
unit in the field … as a viable way of checking gas levels in installed
IGUs," Webb said.
A review task group examined the proposal in October; however,
since it came with a hefty price tag, it was ultimately decided
that the group would have to focus on one research project at a
time, and the gas permeability project mentioned the previous day
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The day finished with the closed technical policy meeting.
The meeting continues through this afternoon. Stay tuned to USGNN.com™
for further updates.
The next IGMA meeting will be held June 16-19, 2008, at the Westin
Resort and Spa in Whistler, British Columbia.
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